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Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him.

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Philippe Douvier
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Guy Algo
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Al Marchione
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Julio Scallini
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Sgt. François Chevalier (as Andre Maranne)
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Fernet
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Claude Russo
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Dr. Paul Laprone
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To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Once Clouseau's death has been announced, the former Chief Inspector, Charles Dreyfus, feels much, much better and is released from the mental hospital. Jacques Clouseau tries to take advantage of his "death" and goes under cover with Cato to find out who tried to assassinate him. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the movies... See more »

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19 July 1978 (USA)  »

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Curse of the Pink Panther  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The names of the criminal organizations were the French Connection and the New York mafia. See more »

Goofs

During the getaway in the small white car, the car explodes before it hits the tree. See more »

Quotes

Clouseau: You mean Douvier killed a wandering transvestite just to impress his godfather?
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Crazy Credits

An animated Clouseau tries unsuccessfully to shoot the pink panther during the opening credits. See more »

Connections

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M' apparì tutt' amor
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Music by Friedrich von Flotow
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My long view on the Fifth Panther
17 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film in 1978, I was delighted it ended with a chase. So many American comedies have failed to do so, and when Woody Allen had that wonderful, brief car collision scene at the end of ANNIE HALL, I heard Mack Sennett cheering.

The Return of the Pink Panther, 1974, shows some budget limitations - it was originally a TV series but Edwards and Sellers could not manage that with Clouseau. Strikes Again, 1976, was - to me - a bit forced with some wonderful sequences, and some that did not work at all. Revenge - 1978 - is just a warm fun film to enjoy.

Of the first two, The Pink Panther is boring in moments but has a very good chase. Clouseau came into his being with Shot in the Dark, probably the BEST of the series.

Do not disown this film - it is a warm bottle of French Wine indeed, one to share and savor. And a tribute to what a talent Sellers and Edwards were together.


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